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Illustrative Stylings: Lettering and More with Photoshop

with Chris Piascik

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About The Class

make attention-grabbing letterforms.

Hand lettering is a widely sought after skill – adding it to your arsenal of tools is sure to impress clients and help you land more work. Learn how to make attention-grabbing letterforms in Illustrative Stylings: Lettering and More with Photoshop with Chris Piascik.

An illustrator-turned-designer, Chris’s style is uniquely recognizable and his client work spans the globe. In this beginner-friendly class, you’ll get the opportunity to take a peek at his creative process and learn his methods for making illustrative lettering styles and compositions. 

Chris will teach:

  • Options for embellishing typography
  • Techniques for using a tablet to create digital art
  • Working from start to finish in Photoshop
  • Adding color and dimension

You’ll learn how to set up a framework for your composition and shape how letters and words interact with one another. Chris will help you understand how to infuse the content and client vision into your work while making letters that are both expressive and cohesive.

Get your complete introduction to digital lettering in Illustrative Stylings: Lettering and More with Photoshop with Chris Piascik.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    Chris shows jaw-dropping examples of how creative hand lettering added excitement to a project.

  2. 02

    How to Set Up

  3. 03

    Letter Styles

  4. 04

    How to Start with Lettering Basic

  5. 05

    Create Style Through Shape & Word Connection

  6. 06

    How to Get Creative w/ Script Lettering

  7. 07

    Tighten Your Composition

  8. 08

    How to Work Hand Lettering Into an Existing Design

  9. 09

    How to Go from Framework to Letter

  10. 10

    How to Give Letters More Emphasis

  11. 11

    How to Make Letters Drip

  12. 12

    Give Your Letters Texture

  13. 13

    Choose Color Palettes That Fit

  14. 14

    Examples of Client Projects


Meet Your Expert

Chris Piascik

After starting his career as a graphic designer at award­-winning studios in NewEngland, Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that.This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he startedin late 2007, in fact ... read more

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  • pdf Chris Piascik - Desktops
  • pdf Chris Piascik - Finished
  • pdf Chris Piascik - Kyle T Webster Brushes and Creative Market Coupon.pdf
  • pdf Chris Piascik - Lettering Steps.pdf
  • pdf Chris Piascik - Lettering-Styles.psd
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  • zip Chris Piascik - Demo

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • user-3a9318

    April 2018

    This was very interesting. It would probably be best for beginners. It's always nice to see process. I feel very confident about jumping into lettering now.

  • Creativelive Student

    May 2015

    Love this class. I would like to see more like this class.

  • Creativelive Student

    May 2015

    A basic fun and unthreatening approach to lettering for a total beginner. Thanks.

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